Confessional Time: I am a nerdy birdie county parks junkie. I love, love, love that there are so many parks and nature preserves in Genesee County. I go absolutely bonkers when I see deer or rabbits or other woodland creatures in nature. I don't know why. I just do. :shrugs:
So, when Genesee County Parks and Recreation invited Flint Handmade to host a craft workshop for their summer programming, I was like, "HECK YEAH!" This, of course, prompted a ton of Leslie Knope jokes at my expense from my fellow FH committee members. Thanks, girls! :P
We decided to go with a 2-part family-friendly upcycling series. At our first workshop, we taught kids and their parents how to make chip bag wrapper chains that we turned into bracelets. We learned this awesome skill from Mercedea at The Flint Public Library who created an upcycling info page on the FPL website.
Katie from Genesee County Parks became an expert at the wrapper chain...by the end of the workshop, her chain was so long that she made a tiara!